Tonight’s wine is a Pinot Noir from New Zealand winery Matua. This Pinot Noir is mostly made up of Marlborough grapes but it is blended with some central Otago grapes for more depth and body. The wine is elegant yet understated with medium body and refreshing acidity. Bright and fresh on the nose with aromas of floral, cherry, and blackberry. The mouthfeel is soft and luscious with ample tannins. The wine has dominate flavours of red cherry, cassis, blackberry, pomegranate, black pepper, cinnamon, with a smokey earthiness finish. But what does this all mean? It’s an easy drinking red that pairs well with food or medium cheese. Or as I like it, on it’s own. Great bang for your buck at $17.80 (do people still say that?).